Updated: Feb 10, 2021
It's been a while since I have posted anything, but life happened. During this time,
I completed my Bachelor of Arts Degree in Liberal Studies, with minors in Human Resource Management and Religious Studies. I have also embarked on a new journey.
Back in August of 2020, I started Grad School. I am seeking a Master of Theological Studies with a concentration in Interfaith Dialogue. After visiting India in 2018 through a mission adventure. I was very excited to work with people of all faiths. The need for dialogue is growing in the global world that we currently live in.
I am studying Christianity and the Christian Bible. At the same time, I am studying other faiths through introductory classes to Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism, Tao Te Ching, and many other religions. I am meeting new people, creating bridges from one religion to another.
In a world of Covid, meeting new people is a challenge. Zoom has provided a platform that helps connect us. From online zoom classes to new acquaintances seeking to help build that bridge between people.
Interfaith Dialogue is not about converting someone to my Religion. Nor is it about hatred and anger. Interfaith Dialogue begins with understanding. It is a mutual acceptance that the other does not have the same beliefs as you or me.
Interfaith Dialogue is taking the time to listen to someone explain their religion, a time of learning about others. As I listen to someone else describe their way of life, I gain understanding. At the same time, I gain a friend, a trust, and most of all, love. As the person explains their beliefs, I may find out that I have some of the same views. But listening is the beginning, not the telling and preaching of my religion.
I hope to share my thoughts, beliefs, and way of life with you over the coming months. I will be providing my thoughts and perspectives of my faith. I will also do my best to share the traditions of other faiths. I pray that I provide an accurate perspective of both.